Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Elsdon Yard office and crew terminal along the north side of West 51st Street. Chicago Illinois USA. December 1983.

I took this photo way back in December of 1983.

The Grand Trunk Western had just recently closed and vacated their Elsdon Yard facility on West 51st Street, and their locomotive terminal at West 49th Street and South Kedzie Avenue.

From the closing of Elsdon Yard until September of 1986, the GTW operated a small section of the former Elsdon Yard site , along the north side of West 51st Street, just east of South Lawndale Avenue.

This little yard office building, also would serve as a makeshift locomotive and crew change terminal. At last report, this building was still there, but boarded up and vandalized with grafitti.

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